England Netball head Coach, Tracey Neville has said that the first Commonwealth gold won by England’s netballers at the recent 2018 Gold Coast event will help the sport financially but funding will remain a “noose around our neck.
The Netballers, nicknamed Roses had a 52-51 victory against host Country, Australia in the netball event to secure the greatest result in their history.
English Netball is funded by Sport England with a combination of National Lottery cash and Government money.
In a report monitored on the BBC, Neville said the sport is still under pressure from financial constraints.
“I can’t sit here and say that we haven’t got a noose around our neck about money and funding, but these are little steps to try and sustain the income in our sport,” she said.
“We saw the impact that London 2012 had on women’s sport, we saw the impact that Rio had on the hockey, obviously the World Cup with the cricket.
“And you know, women’s sport is getting bigger.”
“The UK netball Super league, which resumes again on Saturday after a break for the Commonwealth Games, might also benefit from the national team’s achievement on the Gold Coast”. She concluded.